Activists' flights to Israel cancelled

2012-04-14 17:30

Jerusalem - A co-ordinator of a mass fly-in of pro-Palestinian activists into Israel's main airport say airlines have cancelled flights for at least 100 people.

Amira Musallam said on Saturday that activists notified her via e-mail that Lufthansa, EasyJet and Air France cancelled the flight reservations of some suspected activists.

Musallam says she still expects hundreds to arrive, beginning on Saturday evening and continuing on Sunday.

The "Welcome to Palestine" project seeks to raise attention to how Israel controls access into Palestinian areas.

Unless travellers give false information about their intention to visit such places, they risk being detained and questioned, sometimes for hours.

Israel sees the move as a provocation and is vowing to deport the activists.

  • Muhammad - 2012-04-14 18:42

    Israel, the last apartheid state standing

      Larry - 2012-04-14 22:41

      Sur, and what about the apartheid states of Syria, Iran, Somalia, Libya and Suadi Arabia, of course. All Israeli citizens are free and there are no discriminatory laws against different races or religions. In Muslim countries, Jews and Christians may not even live there let alone practice their religion openly. Women are basically cattle for breeding and there is no freedom of press or universal franchise. Backward demented nations and people. These are undisputed facts.

      HugoMabasa - 2012-04-15 09:18

      Hi Larry your comment is spot on

      Jaba - 2012-04-15 12:06

      Good to see these liars and charlatans bleating like sheep at Charles de Gaulle Airport. Whether they come by land, sea or air they won't suceed. And well done to the Israeli authorities for a professional response. The arrogance of these morons takes some beating insisting they have every right to enter Israel a sovereign nation with the sole purpose of stirring up trouble. Good riddance to them!

      Ian - 2012-04-15 12:10

      @larry, they only got a weed up there a holes because israel was built from nothing and now just like here they wunt they wunt, i suppose they wunt the keys and codes to israels nuclear silos as well, what a bunch of tits

      Larry - 2012-04-15 22:37

      A tit can be quite useful.

  • goyougoodthing - 2012-04-14 18:44

    What does one expect from Israel.

      Lenzi - 2012-04-14 19:32

      haha a race a religion and the chosen people all in one... had a good laugh there.

      Larry - 2012-04-14 22:44

      We expect Israel to continue to humiliate all who are against her, until the futility is realised, and respect and recognition is given as is due. Until then, you lose, again and again.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-04-15 12:31

      Larry your state is illegal

      goyougoodthing - 2012-04-15 12:34

      deleting comments again News24, what is wrong with saying jews think of themselves as a different race and religion?

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-04-15 12:55

      The editor is doing his job, keeping some standard on his site!! For sure, most readers find many comments, especially re Israel, of late, totally repulsive. If you can't dissagree with some class, you don't belong here !!

      Fred - 2012-04-15 12:58

      What does one expect from someone who believes central banks are the arms of private banks not governments, the Rothschilds of all people are the source of all evil in our world, and the US attacked itself on 9/11. :)

      Larry - 2012-04-15 22:42

      Israel exists and is recognised as a member state of the United nations - therefore it is legal. Lesego, your problem is that you listen to, and are impressed by the wrong people. they pander to your level of intelligence. Someone throws the frisbee and you run after and catch it in your mouth. Good boy.

      Fred - 2012-04-15 23:11

      Through racist, bigoted eyes I understand how that could be humorous Patrick. You're on record saying, "the world would be a better place if Jews were removed from all walks of life". I wonder what Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Carlos Slim think of your and your Muslim friend's idea. I doggy they focus much on it. They're not racist pseudo-victims.

      Fred - 2012-04-15 23:12

      Through racist, bigoted eyes I understand how that could be humorous Patrick. You're on record saying, "the world would be a better place if Jews were removed from all walks of life". I wonder what Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Carlos Slim think of your and your Muslim friend's idea. I doubt they focus much on it. They're not racist pseudo-victims. They're the three richest people on Earth, non-Jewish, not that this matters.

      Fred - 2012-04-16 17:55

      Your Ego is still ruling you Patrick

  • BATALEUR - 2012-04-14 19:38

    Shame on Lufthansa (Germany), Air France, Easy Jet(Ireland) What are you going top tell visitors to your pavilions/stands at the Berlin , London and other Travel Markets ? Palestine has an inrtriguing history and its people need the business which generates tourism. Way back in the 80's in South Africa I championed the cause which recommended Tourism rather than Terorism And by that I meant terrorism from both 'Mad Max' Flying Circus mercenaries(as used by Cameron in Libya and Blairin Iraq) and by certain 'strongarm governments like now (They know who they are. Think again, French, German and Irish aviation colleagues. Work out cultural an interest tours which take in both Palestine and Israel. !. Let the ordinary folk meet each other - And Israelis - just know that every culture has its elitist groups, lodges and secret 'boys' clubs who divide and confuse their own kind. In the Torah, the Quran and the much-"altered" Bible , there is a commmon axiom which works pretty well. It says "Blessed are the Peacemakers" As a veteran of three wars , I know that to be true. And have seen it work . And war produces no victors. I know this at first hand - like other veterans across the World. Pax, Shalom, w'Salaam o'Alleikum..... A veteran...

      HugoMabasa - 2012-04-15 09:19

      the much altered Bible thats rich

  • Larry - 2012-04-14 22:15

    Israel is a shining light in the Islamic dark moral anus of the Middle East. Make peace with Israel and accept and respect its existence, and all will be free, especially the Palestinians. Until then expect a continuation of suffering and humiliation. Simple as that.

      Hoosen Essa - 2012-04-14 22:56

      pay no attention to this moron, his mind is set and u just going to waste ur time arguing wit him. must hav been deprive of something, has alot of anger as a result of that and will just continue blowing hot air. so dont bother replying to this moron. if any1 else feels the same way like him, feel free to insult, u entitled to ur opinions about islam, but u just going to reflect ur ignorance and foolishness

      Larry - 2012-04-14 23:07

      Thanks for paying attention. Live and learn. We will show you the way to freedom, love and tolerance. Unfortunately this will be painful for you. Shalom.

      Jaba - 2012-04-15 12:04

      agree Larry these people should "Fly" to Syria; help the people who actually need it. Then these faux humanitarian's would really have something to bitch about. Assad would tear their ugly bloody heads off.

      Fred - 2012-04-15 13:04

      Hoosen, are you doing anything yet about the Jihadists and dictators who are slaughtering Muslims by the hundreds of thousands and oppressing women? And have you given your land back to the Khoi-San who were its original inhabitants, and from whom it was taken and sold to your ancestors? Or are you still obsessing about 0,001% of the Middle East inhabited by its rightful owners?

      Larry - 2012-04-15 22:51

      The 0,01% of the Middle east are not causing the problems It is the 99,99% who are causing the problems, and being humiliated and smashed by the 0,01%. lesego, you have to qualify the majority that you speak of. If your world is only those that oppose Israel then you have your majority. But if your world is those that oppose and support israel, then you are not only a minority, but part of a minority which is the moral anus of this world.

      Fred - 2012-04-16 01:31

      Um Patrick, hello! It's the Information Age, remember? Bigoted lies are exposed again and again, in the hope that you will evolve to a higher resonance. It is recorded fact that the Arab High Committee boycotted the talks.

      Larry - 2012-04-16 21:17

      Since you have answered me, at least we agree that your name is Lesego and that you are a young black male pretending to be a white person for some psychologically twisted reason. Go get some help. BTW, yes I agree that Israel was created in 1948. See, you can do this history stuff m'boy. Right, next you must memorise in which year was the 1967 war fought and won by Israel. take your time.

  • velvybokov - 2012-04-14 23:55

    Would \Palestine\ allow the mere thought of having israelis in gaza, ramaallah or jenin for a sit in or wud they blow them up as soon as it wud happen?\r\nPalestinians shud be greatful that israel don't do the same as the palestinians do to the israelis.\r\nWhat would the al aqsa brigade and hamas and hezbollah etc do if israelis planned a sit in on their turf?\r\nWell done to the israelis for circumventing and well done to the international airlines for co-operating.

      henk63 - 2012-04-15 09:01

      I agree, despite the funny \r\n's all over the show. It seems the Palestinians want free access everywhere, the right to impose their restrictive religion all over the world etc, but cannot tolerate any other religion on their soil. It must be true that they want to Muslimize the whole wolrd. In fact, youtube has quite a few videos that shows it all.

      HugoMabasa - 2012-04-15 09:20

      exactly velvybokov

  • Jaba - 2012-04-15 11:58

    Not a surprise Most of them are magrhebins (Algeria ,...) These people get social benefits from France and pay their flight tickets with. Give them a one way to their original countries so that Israel and France will get rid of these roaches

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